Connecting with every child. Connecting with her community.

“My teaching reflects who I am,” says prekindergarten teacher Tommie Greene. In that case, Green, who teaches at the Francisco Drive KinderCare in El Dorado Hills, Calif., is a caring, loving person; a strong community member; and an open-minded teacher who knows how important it is to personally connect with the children in her class.…

Food Subsidy runs in the family

Every day is Take Your Child to Work Day for Gayle Lay and her son, Josh Rhoades. Lay and Rhoades work together on the Food Subsidy team, ensuring all children in Knowledge Universe centers are able to eat throughout the day. Rhoades, the newest addition to the Food Subsidy team, commutes with his mom to…

Activity idea: 5 calming yoga poses for kids

Even the sweetest child can turn into a whirling dervish of excitement. Before their energy leads to chaos, try using these five calming yoga techniques from the KinderCare blog. The Day Breaker: Half Sun Salutations This yoga flow (vinyasa) soothes the nervous system while also using energy and movement to stimulate the muscles—doing five sets…

How to be a Yammer pro

Yammer is the best way to connect with KU coworkers across the country—in centers and at the NSC alike—and share all of the great things that happen around the company every day. Whether it’s sharing how the service values come to life in the infant classroom in Oklahoma, reaching out for answers to tough questions…

New CCLC center gives new parents peace of mind

The newest CCLC center is full of light and color – and the newest members of the MINDBODY company family. MINDBODY is a technology company that provides business management software like online appointment booking for wellness services. As the company grew, more and more of the 950 employees at their headquarters needed high-quality childcare; something…

Activity idea: Make a family “quilt”

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, thoughts turn to family. Here’s a fun art project from the KinderCare blog that combines paper crafts, kinsfolk, personality, and imagination to create a no-sew quilt. In the end parents and children will have a piece of art that celebrates their unique family. Supplies: White butcher paper or another…